HC Deb 09 February 1931 vol 248 c23

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what number of copies of the official report of the Trade Mission to South Africa and the Rhodesias has been sold; and whether his Department has any evidence that exporters concerned with the trade are preparing to give effect to the recommendations of the Mission?


I am informed by His Majesty's Stationery Office that approximately 650 copies of the official report have been sold to date. With regard to the second part of the question, I have every reason to believe that as the result of the information brought home by members of the Mission, the interest aroused by the published report, and the stimulus given by meetings which have been held in various industrial centres to discuss the lesson of the Mission, firms are already taking active steps to improve their export trade to the markets in question.